2013: Aviation is On the Threshold of Amazing New Concepts

Spaceships that Conquer Gravity by Michael Gladych The spherical craft squatting on a concrete strip emitted a faint hum. A ghostly glow surrounded its shell. The strange craft rose and hovered momentarily while its landing gear retracted. Then the hum increased and the craft shot eastward and vanished beyond the horizon before the witnessing scientists could click their stopwatches. Jet-powered missle? No. Made weightless and propelled by its anti-gravity engine the round ship was a research vehicle able to travel at almost the speed of light – 600,000,000 miles per HOUR. How soon will such a revolutionary craft take to the skies? Since 1953 the Canadian government’s PROJECT MAGNET has been working on a GRAVITY-DEFYING VEHICLE powered by ELECTROMAGNETIC FORCES. AT LEAST 14 UNITED STATES UNIVERSITIES AND OTHER RESEARCH CENTERS ARE HARD AT WORK CRACKING THE GRAVITY BARRIER. Convair on the West coast, Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Co. of […] Read More

2013: Water Powered Car – It Doesn’t Matter If It’s From Your Tap, Bottled or Lake

Every day the world becomes aware of technologies that have the potential to halt the unnecessary damage we continue to create using fossil fuels. We’ve been talking about it for years, transitioning our way of life to be more harmonious with the planet and its natural systems. I’m not talking about solar or wind power (although great), I’m talking about clean and green technology that render fossil fuel burning technologies inferior and obsolete. One of these “new” technologies is a water fuelled car, and it has been unveiled on a number of occasions. It’s an automobile that derives its energy directly from water, and water alone. It is not hard to see why it’s not available to the masses. An engine powered by water would wipe out a large chunk of the fossil fuel industry and change the way these companies do business all together. The oil and gas […] Read More

2015: The Forgotten Art of Electric – Powered Automobiles

by Arthur Abrom Electric powered automobiles were one of the earliest considerations and this mode of propulsion enjoyed a brief but short reign. The development of electricity as a workable source of power for mankind has been studded with great controversy. Thomas A. Edison was the first to start to market systems (i.e. electric generators) of any commercial value. His research and developmental skills were utilized to market a “direct current” system of electricity. Ships were equipped with D.C. systems and municipalities began lighting their streets with this revolutionary D.C. electric system. (At that time) Edison was the sole source of electricity! While in the process of commercializing electricity, Thomas Edison hired men who knew of the new scientific gift to the world and were capable of new applications for electricity. One such man was a foreigner named Nikola Tesla. This man, although not known to many of us […] Read More

2015: Microsoft And Volvo Bring Augmented Reality To Car Shopping

Volvo Seen With HoloLens Screenshot by author, from YouTube By Kelsey D. Atherton Swedish automaker Volvo has a long-held reputation as a car company that puts safety first. Some safety features, like replacing spear-like traditional steering wheel shafts with bulkier, non-impaley versions are easy to see. Other features, like laser sensors that detect the movements of nearby cars, are a little trickier to demonstrate on the showroom floor. So, to advertise their safety in the modern era, Volvo teamed with Microsoft to create models of the cars in virtual reality: There are no actual cars in this showroom. Instead, prospective buyers wear goggles for Microsoft’s HoloLens system, which displays virtual objects like their holograms, and walk around virtual visions of both the car and the invisible systems that make the car and its safety features work. The cars’ invisible sensor fields are envisioned as colorful waves, a neon-bright world of […] Read More

2015: Someday, Your Car Might Kill You to Save Others

By Lily Dane Someday, in addition to transporting you all over town without much input from you, your car may decide if you should live or die. We aren’t talking murderous, Stephen King novel-style cars like Christine. We are talking self-driving cars, and concerns that they could be programmed to kill you if necessary. The cars can assess dangerous situations and react accordingly – including sacrificing your life to save others. Self-driving cars (also known as “driverless” or “robotic” cars) are expected to be available to the public in just a few years. Google is already lobbying to make the cars legal to drive on public roads. So far, Nevada, California, Florida, Michigan, and Washington, D.C. have passed legislation allowing testing of the cars and other use on public roads. About two weeks ago, Google released the details of accidents that involved the company’s self-driving cars. Since 2009 – […] Read More

2017: No consciousness in control: Self-driving car crash, no one hurt

A car in self-driving mode (the one on its side in the photo) was just involved in a crash in Tempe, Arizona. Having recently driven 18,000+ miles in 3 months through every lower US state, I am skeptical of self-driving cars. Also, beating my chess computer at the highest setting yesterday morning made me trust self-driving artificial intelligence even less. Human drivers with consciousness have a superior ability to navigate unique situations. I dealt with crazy stuff while driving across America. In one place the lines on a multi-lane road disappeared. The locals knew how many lanes there were, but I had no way to tell. Some traffic lights and signs were strangly oriented, oddly worded, or barely visible. Visibility dropped to a few feet on a freeway once due to massive rain. A rogue gust of wind almost pushed me off the road. There were deer, cattle, other animals and some terrible […] Read More

2017: Water-Powered Car Inventor Dies in A Restaurant Screaming ‘They Poisoned Me’

Did you know that water-powered cars have existed for years? If you didn’t, it’s probably because they haven’t been given proper media coverage. What’s even odder, their inventors were either intimidated into ceasing their work, or died under mysterious circumstances. Among the latter was Stanley Meyer, a US inventor who designed a water fuel device, claiming that any car fitted with it could run purely on water. It was believed that this vehicle could run across the USA on 22 gallons of water. Meyer specifically emphasized that tap water, purified or saltwater could be used as fuel for the engine. Meyer was convinced that his work had been accepted since the Pentagon expressed interested in it and plans were being made to honor him for it. In addition, The British Advanced Energy Institute sent a delegation to study his work. They confirmed this: “We recently sent a delegation to […] Read More

2014: Supercars Taking Steps To Go Eco-Friendly

Tesla Motors IPO was just $19 a share in 2010, and many on Wall Street thought the company was doomed for disaster. Boy, were they ever wrong? As of 5/5/2014, Tesla is trading at $216/share with specialized Tesla recharge stations starting to pop up across the country. This story of the “little electric engine that could” now looks to be one of the biggest, most daunting shadows to be cast over the car industry since the likes of Henry Ford. Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson said on October 31st, 2004, “[Supercars] are designed to melt ice-caps, kill the poor, poison the water table, destroy the ozone layer, decimate indigenous wildlife, recapture the Falkland Islands, and turn the entire Third World into a huge uninhabitable desert… but only after they’ve nicked all the world’s oil.”  10 years ago, this sentiment was amusing. Today, as we have become significantly greener as a […] Read More